Hitachi sure seems to be big on storage today, with the company now following up its 4TB disk announcement with its new "low-cost" Simple Modular Storage Model 100 aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. Promising enterprise-class capabilities with "consumer levels of simplicity," this one boasts a wizard-based GUI setup that Hitachi says will get things fully operational "in minutes," along with a range of backup measures and features to ensure "non-stop data availability." Most importantly, the system will also give you plenty of space, with it able to be scaled from under 1 terabyte to nearly 9 terabytes. All that, of course, comes at a price, with the system starting at just under $5,000.

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